A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
Globalization is making it harder to identify and trace outbreaks of foodborne illness. Technology can help, but consumers may also have to rethink their food choices.
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren't the only people worried about what this technology might mean.
Computers were once considered high-end technology, only accessible to scientists and trained professionals. Today, almost everyone has one. Will quantum computing follow the same path?
From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
A recent executive order from President Trump won't do much to help the US stay ahead of Chinese innovation and investment in AI.
The history of IBM shows how a technology titan can grow and change, while still remaining focused on its core business.
The film wowed critics and fans. But its hidden power may be black lead characters who are accomplished scientists – just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
It's easier than ever to create a fake image and spread it far and wide online. But there are steps that you can take to protect yourself from fishy photos.
Trying to optimize the search for love can be naive. Using statistics and measurements isn't necessarily the best way to find a human partner.
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Whether a technology helps or hurts people depends not on how much time they spend with it, but how they use it.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
Cleaning up plastic pollution in the ocean is good – and long overdue. But where will the waste go? Recycling isn't always an option. Bacteria and enzymes could process it, raising new questions.
Begun as part of efforts to preserve online anonymity and privacy, Freenet, Tor and the Invisible Internet Project are, like the rest of the web, home to both crime and free expression.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.
Artificial intelligence techniques like deep learning and reinforcement learning are getting increasingly advanced and capable of helping people with a wide range of complex tasks.
The UN's panel on climate change said that technologies to remove CO2 will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius. But these techniques are largely unproven.
Russia is trying to create social tension in the US to boost its own strength on the world stage. That includes targeting society itself.